Category Archives: reflection

love is not enough

Love is not enough. It’s not what anyone wants to hear. Not ever, but especially not now. All we want to hear is that love will win, no matter what. Love is greater than violence, hatred, fear, bigotry. But love … Continue reading

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dear body, I have to apologize…

Dear body, I have to apologize. Maybe it was when I couldn’t use my hands for two days because I had shredded and burned them so badly climbing ropes, carrying water jugs, and flipping tires. Maybe it was when I … Continue reading

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it was never going to be just ok

Some days, I feel like chaos in motion. I feel like the ocean is swirling inside me and this fragile cage of skin and bone can barely hold it all back. Some days I feel the violence of thoughts and … Continue reading

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like water

We stand on the porch as the clouds roll in. We watch them for several minutes before the rain comes. Suddenly, the air is cold and the rain pours down. I look at her and say, “I don’t know why, … Continue reading

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you said

Running into you that night on the patio, sitting there with your beer and cigarette, I never saw you coming. And until that late night phone call, I never expected to let you in. And I was intrigued but swore … Continue reading

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you make time

It’s been weeks since we spoke. It’s not intentional. I’ve meant to call a dozen times in the space between now and then. She’s crossed my mind at least as many, too. But I’ve been busy. Truthfully, not too busy … Continue reading

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what won’t let go

I wanted to write a post for Veterans Day. To remind myself of all the people I have had the great privilege of knowing who have fought the darkness in the flesh and still fight in their minds so that … Continue reading

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